Women Deliver 2023

The Victorian Government, in partnership with the Commonwealth Government, is the Pacific Regional Convening Partner for Women Deliver 2023.

One of the largest gender equality conferences in the world, Women Deliver 2023 ran from 17-20 July in Kigali, Rwanda.

We all have a role in advancing the rights, health and wellbeing of women and girls everywhere.

For more information about regional convening partners, visit WD2023 Regional Convening Partners.

The Global Dialogue

The six months before the conference is known as the Global Dialogue.

During the Global Dialogue, advocates from around the world will come together to discuss and exchange knowledge about girls’ and women’s rights issues. These events may be in-person, online or hybrid.

Together with the Regional Committee, we will be working with advocates and stakeholders across our region to:

  • showcase work and solutions
  • enable regional knowledge sharing
  • build solidarity across diverse stakeholders to advance gender equality.

The Pacific and Melbourne convening events provide an opportunity for regional gender equality priorities to be identified, and to build momentum towards and prepare to represent those priorities on the global stage in Rwanda.

Oceanic Pacific Regional delegation to Rwanda

Sixty-five delegates from the Oceanic Pacific region will attend Women Deliver 2023. This is the largest delegation from our region to attend. They represent the diversity of our locations, identities and sectors.

Delegates include grassroots advocates, civil society activists and representatives from:

  • government
  • private sector
  • multilateral organisations.

The delegates will showcase the priorities outlined in the Oceanic Pacific Regional Outcomes Statement.

Oceanic Pacific Regional Outcomes Statement
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The Statement contains the shared learnings, priorities and messages agreed upon at the Oceanic Pacific Convening event - Melbourne.

Delegates will speak at plenary and concurrent sessions, side events and pre-conferences. This includes the following Oceanic Pacific-led sessions:

  • Regional solidarity and intersectional gender justice: Lessons from the Oceanic-Pacific Regional Convening
    3.30 to 5 pm Tuesday 18 July
  • Building bridges: From big ocean nations to global movements
    12.15 to 1.30 pm Thursday 20 July

For more information, visit the conference program.

Past events

Oceanic Pacific Convening event - Melbourne

6 and 7 June 2023
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

More than 380 attendees gathered to elevate the voices of women and girls from the Oceanic Pacific region.

The event theme was Sisters in solidarity: Our stories, spaces and solutions.

Key themes discussed at the event included:

  • Indigenous solidarity
  • cultural sovereignty and self-determination
  • decolonisation
  • intersectionality
  • gender data and evidence
  • climate justice
  • leadership and representation
  • resourcing for women’s rights
  • care work and economic justice
  • gender-based violence
  • sexual and reproductive health and rights.

View images from the event on neiyo.pic-time.com

Pacific Convening event - Fiji

11 and 12 May 2023
Pacific Harbour

Gender equality advocates and activists from across the Pacific region met to have critical conversations about gender equality priorities and how to amplify them. There were panel discussions, workshops and networking sessions.

Advocates and activists exchanged ideas and perspectives on coordinating collective action to address the issues faced by girls and women in the region.

Delegates were nominated to attend the event. The nomination process ensured diverse representation, including voices from marginalised communities, to foster an inclusive and meaningful dialogue.

The top five priorities identified through the Pacific Convening are:

  • climate justice
  • decolonisation
  • ending gender-based violence and violence against women and girls in all their diversity
  • women's economic equity and safe, sustainable livelihoods
  • resourcing for women's human rights.

Contact us

For more information about the Women Deliver 2023 Oceanic Pacific Regional Convening or to host a Global Dialogue event, please email womendeliver@dffh.vic.gov.au.